Record daily death total in Yorkshire as coronavirus fatalities rise by 98

Hospitals in Yorkshire have seen a record daily rise in the number of confirmed coronavirus deaths, NHS England has said.

A further 98 Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed in the region's hospitals, bringing the total confirmed death toll in Yorkshire to 915.

In England, 740 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19 have been announced, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 12,396.

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NHS England releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

98 new coronavirus deaths have sadly been confirmed in Yorkshire hospitals98 new coronavirus deaths have sadly been confirmed in Yorkshire hospitals
98 new coronavirus deaths have sadly been confirmed in Yorkshire hospitals

This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed, and for data from the tests to be validated.

The figures published today by NHS England show that April 8 currently has the highest total for the most hospital deaths occurring on a single day - 782 - although this could change in future updates.

The new deaths confirmed across each hospital trust in Yorkshire are as follows:

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 3

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust - 0

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 6

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - 9

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 7

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 7

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 6

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust - 3

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Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust - 0

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - 13

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 0

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 12

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 16

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust - 7

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